Blogs

Meaningful engagement: how do you get it right?

Published: 29 May 2019

Patient engagement advocate Linda Partridge shares her insight into what makes engagement and involvement with parents successful.

Throwing the baby out with the bathwater?

Published: 08 Jan 2019

Why calls for a national quality improvement programme overlook the debt owed to clinical audit. The recent article from Boyle and Keep is interesting as it does set out several of the perceived down sides of clinical audit, be it national or local. However, it suggests that substituting it with a National Quality Improvement Programme will rectify these perceived drawbacks.

NHS well equipped to deliver breast cancer care, but requires improvement for over 70s, new audit finds

Published: 14 Jul 2017

NHS services are well organised to deliver breast cancer care in line with national clinical guidelines.

National Dementia Audit: Important improvements in dementia care, but more support needed report finds

Published: 11 Jul 2017

Hospitals have made important changes to improve dementia care, but staff say more support is needed

International Nurses Day 2017

Published: 12 May 2017

Sir Bruce Keogh: What is the first national MD’s quality improvement legacy?

Published: 07 Apr 2017

HQIP medical director Professor Danny Keenan reflects on Bruce Keogh’s time as head of NHS England’s ‘delivery arm’ and offers personal reflections on his commitment to QI and clinical audit.

Report highlights need for early intervention for diabetic foot ulcers

Published: 02 Mar 2017

A report published today finds that early intervention is important in the management of diabetic foot disease, with people who receive expert care most quickly having the best outcomes.

Variability in testing exposing high risk patients to chronic kidney disease, national clinical audit finds

Published: 16 Jan 2017

Report calls for uniformity in testing and improved coding of patients, with blood pressure management, cholesterol treatment and vaccination use among recommendations

Can the Prime Minister’s ‘shared society’ really tackle inadequacies in young people’s mental health care?

Published: 13 Jan 2017

As a junior doctor in child and adolescent psychiatry, I was very pleased to hear Theresa May recognise the need to improve the lives for the one in ten children in Britain suffering from a diagnosable mental health condition.

Clinical Audit Heroes 2016 – Hall of Fame

Published: 18 Nov 2016

Who's your #AuditHero? To coincide with Clinical Audit Awareness Week 2016 we've launched  'Clinical Audit Heroes' - a celebration of the individuals making a positive difference in audit and quality improvement.  They can be a clinician, a patient volunteer, audit staff - anyone whose actions have ultimately helped to improve patient care. Read on to see which nominees have made our #CAAW Hall of Fame as voted for by their Trust colleagues.

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